Arizona Coyotes (20-34-11) at Vancouver Canucks (25-32-9)
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 7, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -143 / Arizona Coyotes +110 --- Over/Under:
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The Arizona Coyotes look to snap out of their losing ways against divisional foes as they take to the road to battle the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
The Coyotes suffered a tough overtime loss on the road against the Oilers in their last outing and they will look to exact some revenge as they continue their Western Canada road trip in Vancouver against the Canucks on Tuesday night. The Coyotes have been a doormat since the season started back in October and while they have put forth some more competitive and respectable results over the last few weeks they are still among the league’s worst teams and should be in the mix for a top end draft pick in the offseason. Arizona comes into tonight’s contest with a paltry 1-9 mark in their last 10 Wednesday games and are just 3-9 in their last 12 meetings with the Canucks but Vancouver hasn’t had much to write home about either this season as they have just 32 wins in their last 99 games and are likely to fall well short of a playoff spot.
The Canucks have struggled against divisional foes just as much if not more than the Coyotes have as they are 6-20 in their last 26 games against Pacific division foes and while they have had success against the Coyotes in that span that is about it and they need to find ways to beat the league’s top teams if they’re going to get back in the playoff picture. Vancouver has just 15 wins at home in their last 51 tries which is a staggering statistic as even the league’s bad teams seem to find ways to get up for home games but the Canucks have been a huge liability at Rogers Arena and even with the Coyotes in town they are by no means a comfortable play.
The Coyotes are 16-35 in their last 51 against the Pacific and 22-68 in their last 90 road games while the Canucks are 9-3 in their last 12 meetings with the Coyotes are 22-8-1 in their last 31 show downs with Arizona in Vancouver. The Coyotes are not a good team and while the Canucks aren’t much better I think they have a bit more to work with offensively even with Brock Boeser and they get it done in this spot.